PFF lists Cobie Durant as Rams’ early breakout candidate for 2023

It was a massively disappointing season for the Los Angeles Rams in 2022, but there were a few positives to come out of this season, including the emergence of rookie Cobie Durant. Following a productive rookie campaign, PFF listed Durant as a potential early breakout candidate for the Rams in 2023.

It was a rough season for the Rams, with injuries taking out almost every player of consequence, but rookie fourth-rounder Cobie Durant flashed some potential in limited snaps. Durant had three interceptions and two pass breakups from 25 targets, allowing a 76.3 passer rating into his coverage.

The fourth-round rookie out of South Carolina State suffered an injury early in the season that prevented him from earning a larger role in the secondary sooner. Despite playing 40 percent or more of the defensive snaps in only six games this season, Durant finished with three interceptions, five pass breakups, a defensive touchdown, and a league-high 151 interception yards.

After a stellar rookie season, Durant could see an expanded role in 2023 with Troy Hill and David Long Jr. set to hit free agency this offseason. Even though it was a forgettable season for the reigning Super Bowl champions, they may have found a long-term starter in Durant in last year’s draft.

Story originally appeared on Rams Wire